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tonight, renewed calls for help in the northeast from the wrath of hurricane sandy. good afternoon, everyone, i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. 37 in new york city alone, more than 4 million people are still without power. and countless more hours of cleanup are still ahead for many. >> as the recovery ramps up right now, jay gray has more on the potential bad news in the forecast. >> reporter: where the damage is so intense, so far reaching, it can be hard to figure out how to even start to come back. >> you see their whole livelihoods crash into the ocean. it's devastating. >> reporter: in many areas, crews are moving the mess that sandy left behind. but in some of the hardest hit communities, like seaside heights, new jersey, there are no recovery teams or residents yet, and frustrations are building. >> why safe there and nowhere else? talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> the gas mains we're scared of. >> i don't care about a house, i care about your lives. >> reporter: lives, that like the atlantic coast have been battered and torn apart. >> no electricity, no heat, no
over the shock of what sandy left behind and understanding that the recovery here is going to be difficult and not going to be weeks but months if not more than a year. there is a bit of good news here in atlantic city. the casinos reopened. and a lot of people, you'd be surprised, moving in, saying they're going to find a place to stay here. the hotels are open. but also hoping they can get their minds off what's happened and what's to come for just a couple of hours. so that's a bit of good news in the middle of what's been a lot of horrible news. pat, jim, back to you. >> all right. jay gray. jay, thank you. >>> about 1,500 dominion virginia workers left this morning to help restore power in central new jersey. hundreds of thousands there still in the dark after sandy. many of these crews also responded after hurricane katrina because so many gas stations are powerless now, they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them up to jersey. they will work shifts of at least 12 hours. >>> four days to go until election day. there are nine swing states, but only one
. remember, those are the areas just hit by sandy. a lot of the dunes and protection gone from the coast, so it allows the water to flow more freely inland. areas shaded in yellow, medium impact. areas in green there, lower impact. as you get toward western maryland, west central maryland and even areas of central virginia. so for right now, possibility of some isolated inland snow. some inland snow, isolated slick spots, perhaps even for thursday morning. coastal problems indeed. that is what we're looking at right now. if this storm system tracks more to the east, though, we could get nothing more than just some rain around here. as far as election day weather, we'll have more on that. right now, it doesn't look as though we'll have any worries coming up. we'll talk about how cold it will be tomorrow and how much wind will be around the area. and of course, we'll have much more on the impact of the midweek storm coming up in a couple of minutes. >>> it's the final day of campaigning before election day. both presidential candidates are focused on the all-important state of ohio. president
:00. coming up, how new york and new jersey are struggling to vote today in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> the states voting on whether to >>> in a few hours, the polls will close deciding who will call the white house home. the president, waiting for election results tonight in chicago as we saw earlier. governor romney will be up in boston shortly. >> the damage left by superstorm sandy hasn't stopped people from heading to the polls in storm ravaged parts of new york and new jersey. elections officials there are characterizing the turnout as heavy today. keith russell joins us from the live desk with more. keith? >> thanks, pat. the power is still out for some and dozens of polling sites are unusable. the voters said the devastation brought on by the storm would not stop them from exercising their civic duty. it wasn't without its challenges though. some new yorkers reported long lines and confusion when they showed up at polling spots to cast their ballots. voting machines were set up in the hard hit far rockaway neighborhood of queens but voting was briefly delayed while poll work
day. keith russell, news4. >> a new misery for people in the northeast already hit by hurricane sandy. a powerful winter storm has now dropped some heavy snow. areas from new jersey all the way up to connecticut have a foot or more of snow. hundreds of thousands of people are still without power. some had just had power restored from the hurricane. a new york utility company says it probably won't have all customers back online until saturday. the weather channel's chris warren is live in toms river, new jersey, to show us what conditions are like there right now. chris? >> reporter: hello to you, jim. things right now, as far as the weather goes, really not much of a problem at all. the big hit came last night with all the snow. it's starting to clear out right now. as you were talking about, with the fact that so many people, more than 600,000 people in the northeast, mostly in new jersey, and in new york, still without power. it is going to be a very cold night. the clearing skies right now, that's going to add to it. you lose the cloud cover, the heat escapes into the atmosphere.
. >>> a little more than a week after superstorm sandy, some areas along the northeast coast are already getting, as we saw, hit again. >> this coastal storm is threatening to dump several inches of snow in some areas. it could also cause more coastal flooding in areas already hard hit. nbc's jay gray is live tonight in trenton, new jersey, with more on how people are bracing for this next dose of winter weather from mother nature. jay? >> reporter: hey there, pat, jim. what a mess. we're seeing a little bit of rain, a lot of snow. right now these conditions only going to intensify over the next day or so. the wind, it's picking up, and it's all happening at the absolute worst time, as you talk about, just over a week after sandy. the damage and difficulties still stretch for miles. >> we just got hit. everybody got hit with sandy. >> reporter: now millions along the east coast must deal with a second storm. >> it's expected to arrive with heavy winds and rains further into the day today, and tonight and into tomorrow morning. >> reporter: a harsh nor'easter is already starting to dump heavy sno
minutes. >>> president obama will get another first-hand look at the damage from hurricane sandy. the white house announced he will travel to the new york area next thursday. he'll tour recovery efforts and thank first responders for their hard work. the president traveled to new jersey, you'll recall, just after the storm, but new york mayor michael bloomberg asked him not to visit manhattan because of the travel problems that would create. >>> now, to the fiscal storm. today president obama and republican house speaker john boehner both laid out ideas to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. tax increases and spending cuts are due to hit in january, but today it seemed the two leaders and the bipartisan deal are still worlds apart. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on that. steve? >> you got it right. this is a restart of a high-stakes negotiation between those two men. the president and the speaker. the problem is beginning today where they left off, which is far apart. in a speech at the white house, president obama claimed the election proved most americans agree wit
is getting an up-close look at the devastation caused by superstorm sandy in new york city. thousands there are still without electricity. many people across the northeast are now seeking jobless benefits because of sandy pushing unemployment claims to their highest level in 18 months. and new york alone still plans to seek $30 billion in federal aid to rebuild. as nbc's danielle lee reports, the president is promising to come up with a game plan to help hard-hit communities recover. >> reporter: first from the sky, and then on the ground. president obama saw firsthand the new york communities still in ruins. >> we are going to make sure that we stay here as long as people need that immediate help. that's fema's primary task. >> reporter: on staten island, the president offered new hope to people like diana rivera, now homeless. >> heart break. shut heart break. we had a nice house and family here, and we were happy here. and it's gone. >> reporter: the new york attorney general has opened an investigation into two utility companies, as nearly 3,000 people have no power more than two
. areas around sandy spring, potomac, to low 30s. >>> we remember her. she's part of the group known as the fab five. the 2012 u.s. women's gymnastics team that won the team gold over in london. >> and today mckayla maroney is here in washington to sign autographs for fans as part of the kellogg's tour of gymnastji ticks champions. hey, barbara. >> she's just correcting something that i had here. you probably said that she was part of the fab five. she said she's part of the -- what? >> the fear five. >> big difference. >> a huge difference, yeah. the basketball team is the fab five from michigan. and us women's gymnasts who got the gold medal were the fierce five. >> don't get that wrong next time, pat. we first want to find out how you're doing. we know you injured your leg. >> yes. >> how is it going? >> i'm actually doing a lot better. i just got my crutches off. and my toe and my tibia are both -- the bones are fully healed. >> you're still wearing a boot here. >> i still have my boot. i have to have it for another week or so. i'm technically allowed to start walking on it witho
name. you took a sandy break, an election break. >> and the election thing. >> to see both of you. glad you let me in and remembered who i was. >> after this song we may regret it. if we're infected in our minds with it, we remember that song, friday, friday. this is the new attention on youtube. it has to do with the holiday next thursday. let's take listen and we'll talk about it on the other side. ♪ first there was easter and the fourth of july ♪ ♪ but now it's thanksgiving ♪ thanksgiving ♪ we were going to have a good time ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh thanksgiving >> her name is nicole westbrook. rebecca black was the original with friday. the company that does these is arc music factory. you will see patrice wilson popping in here in a minute. you can hire this company if you have a kid that wants to be like a superstar. and right now, 5,219,000 views and downing on this. and is it infectiously good or bad? ♪ it's thanksgiving she sings into a turkey song halfway through the song. no, she really does. sing into a -- no, she does. >> dancing to the beat of a turkey. >> so patrice
on news4 at 5:00 tonight. >>> the gas crunch that developed after hurricane sandy is easing in new jersey. starting tomorrow morning, at 6:00, the state's gas rationing plan will be lifted. governor chris christie said gas supplies are now filled. no word on what will happen in new york city and long island that started last friday and remains in place. >>> taking a live look outside right now. rain is en route, folks, and we could also hear the rumble of thunder. >> veronica johnson has the latest on that. >> that's right, guys. big changes coming for sure. now with the clouds, you might say our weather has turned a little sour outside. we've got clouds already here. 72, that was our high today. that was at 2:00. we had 65 and 71 saturday and sunday. now with the clouds and with a very strong weather front i'm keeping an eye on, we'll see big changes with the temperatures. the leading edge of the rain coming through areas of west virginia and coming through the back edge, kentucky and central tennessee as well as ohio. we're going to have a couple of hours here of rain that's going to ar
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